Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pics from shoulder surgery

I can't believe it's been a month since my surgery.  It's gone by pretty fast.  Already have a decent range of motion considering it's only been a month.

Met with Dr. Gardiner this morning and her shared some pictures.
The area within the circle should be all white.  This is the top of my collar bone where I was feeling the pain.  I had word the tendons down to nothing.

The area within the circle in this picture is what it should have looked like.  This is another tendon that is connected to my bicep that is just fine.

 This shows a healthy rotator cuff tendon where he wrote the name of it on the picture, but down below is another one where you can see it is all frayed and not a solid structure.  That is the one he fixed.

See how frayed it is.  All that grinding over and over was tearing it up.

He said I was the youngest person he's ever done both shoulders on.  I held my tongue, but I wanted to say, "Yeah, and nobody you've seen has swam over 5,000 miles in their lifetime either."

This morning I took the boys to RUSH and worked them out.  They worked on backstroke, freestyle distance and kicking.  
Typical morning.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Capturing my boys first CSS time

I recently tested the South Davis Masters Swimmers on their CSS.  That test is good just to see how you're swim fitness is, compared to the last time you took the test. It's not intended to be a measure against anyone except yourself.

I tested my kids for the first time to set a baseline.  They've been swimming 2-3 times a week for about 7 months.  They've made a lot of progress, and still have a long way to go, but better than when they weren't doing anything and I was just swimming and neglecting them.  This is good to get a starting number, so when I test them again in a couple months they'll be able to see how big a difference just 8 weeks makes.

After their current basketball season, they will be swimming with the RUSH team in the evening's and I'll be helping coach a couple evenings a week.

Here is their stats:

400 Free200 FreeCSS Time
Jonas (12)8:274:002:14
Lucy (14)7:533:561:59
Sam (9)9:184:342:22
Oliver (7)13:595:554:02

The key is to get the dropoff between that 400 and 200 to be as minimal as possible. Here's a good video from Paul Newsome explaining the concept.